Certificate in GST Fundamentals

Learn to prepare returns and rest assured you’re getting it right!
Ideal for bookkeepers, busy office managers and small business owners who need to prepare GST returns – learning online means you can fit this course around your other commitments. You’ll be able to confidently understand how GST works, prepare returns and calculate GST liabilities.

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Plus receive unlimited tutor support via phone & email from experienced professionals.

Duration & Course Level

~15 Hours | 6 Months Access | Level 4

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

Get Qualified & Earn More

Learn The Fundamentals of GST

Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

Investment & Payment Options

Improve your career prospects for just $295 + GST

Or from only $25 per week with our no deposit, interest free payment plan.

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Students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

How you'll benefit

    • Developed by chartered accountants and an approved training organisation
    • Learn in your own time and at your own pace
    • Expert tutor support available via phone or email
    • Gain 10 CPD hours on completion

Course Modules

  1. Identify an overview of GST in New Zealand.
  2. Recognise the major principles of GST.
  3. Identify when GST registration is required
  4. Recognise the obligations a business has once they are registered for GST.
  5. Identify the components of a valid sales invoice.
  6. Identify what the term attribution means and how this affects the GST returned to the NTO.
  7. Compare and contrast the cash basis and accrual basis for reporting GST.
  8. Calculate the GST on a product or service.
  9. Complete a basic BNS return.

Why The Career Academy?

We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.

  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

See exactly what you'll be learning

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Receive unlimited tutor support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be awarded with an industry recognised certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

Our students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

100% Money Back Guarantee

After enrolling, you’ll receive an 8-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 080 0342 829 or email them at info@careeracademy.co.nz

This course costs $395 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 15 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Bookkeeper. These jobs in New Zealand earn approximately $58,000 per year but can be as high as $70,000 per year(Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 8 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee less a $50 + GST administration fee.